ECOSOC Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS
Forthcoming meetings of the Sub-Committee of Experts on the GHS (biennium 2017-2018)
|Session||Date||Place||Deadline for submission of official documents|
|37th||8-10 (morning) July 2019||Geneva||12 April 2019|
|38th||11 (afternoon)-13 Dec 2019||Geneva||18 September 2019|
|39th||8 (afternoon)-10 July 2020||Geneva||10 April 2020|
|40th||9-11 (morning) Dec 2020||Geneva||10 September 2020|
All delegates are requested to register online for each session no later than two weeks prior to each session. For the link to the online registration system, please refer to the footnotes on the first page of the agenda for each session.
Programme of work of the Sub-Committee of experts on the GHS for the biennium 2019-2020:
The programme of work of the GHS Sub-Committee for the period 2019-2020 has been issued as Annex II to the report of the Sub-Committee of Experts on its thirty-sixth session (document ST/SG/AC.10/C.4/72).
ECOSOC Resolutions and reports on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods (TDG) and on the Globally Harmonized System for Classification and Labelling of Chemicals (GHS)
Report of the Secretary-General on the work of the Committee of Experts on the Transport of Dangerous Goods and on the Globally Harmonized System of Classification and Labelling of Chemicals during the biennium 2017-2018 and the implementation of ECOSOC Resolution 2017/13 (document E/2019/63): Arabic; Chinese; English; French; Russian; Spanish
Cooperation with other international organizations and programmes
Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)
The Organization for the Economic Cooperation and Development is the focal point for the development of harmonized health and environmental hazard criteria. No specific activities have been assigned by the GHS Sub-Committee of Experts to the OECD Task Force on Harmonization of Classification and Labelling for the biennium 2013-2014.
United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR)/International Labour Office (ILO)
UNITAR and ILO are the focal points for GHS capacity building activities.
In 2001, both organizations initiated a Global GHS Capacity Building Programme (UNITAR/ILO Global GHS Capacity Building Programme), in response to growing requests from countries for capacity building to support GHS implementation. The UNITAR/ILO programme provides guidance documents, educational, awareness-raising, resource and training materials regarding the GHS.
UNITAR, ILO and OECD also launched a Global Partnership for capacity building to implement the GHS (UNITAR/ILO/OECD Global Partnership for Capacity Building to Implement the GHS) with the aim to strengthen capacities at all levels and sectors (particularly in developing countries).
For the activities regarding pesticide management, prevention and treatment of poisoning, transport of dangerous goods and environmental issues related to the GHS and carried out by other international organizations or programmes such as the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO), the World Health Organization (WHO) or the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)/Basel Convention, see information on GHS implementation